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Mabel Cahill

Mabel Cahill
Cahill (left)
Full name Mabel Esmonde Cahill
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born 2 April 1863
Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died 1 January 1905
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HoF 1976 (member page)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1890, 1891, 1892)

Mabel Esmonde Cahill (1863–1905) was a female tennis player from Ireland who was active in the late 19th century and was the first foreign woman to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 1891 US National Championships.


  • Career 1
  • Grand Slam finals 2
    • Singles 2.1
      • Wins (2) 2.1.1
    • Women's doubles 2.2
      • Wins (2) 2.2.1
    • Mixed doubles 2.3
      • Wins (1) 2.3.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


born 2 April 1863, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Cahill won the Orange Club ladies championship in 1890 and 1891.[1][2]

Cahill became the first foreign woman to win a major tournament when she defeated Ellen Roosevelt in the 1891 US Championships women's final at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.[3] She successfully defended her women's singles title in 1892[4] and also won the women's doubles title with Adeline McKinlay and the mixed doubles title with Clarence Hobart. She did not defend her titles in 1893. She died 1 January 1905.

In 1976 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[5]

Grand Slam finals


Wins (2)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1891 US Championships Ellen Roosevelt 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1892 US Championships Elisabeth Moore 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2

Women's doubles

Wins (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1891 US Championships Emma Leavitt-Morgan Ellen Roosevelt
Grace Roosevelt
2–6, 8–6, 6–4
1892 US Championships Adeline McKinlay Phyllis Walsh
Grace Robert LeRoy
6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles

Wins (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1892 US Championships Clarence Hobart Elisabeth Moore
Rodmond Beach
6–1, 6–3


  1. ^ "Tennis at Orange". The New York Times. 28 June 1890. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Miss Cahill Defeats Miss Morgan". The New York Times. 13 June 1891. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "In The Tennis Court". The New York Times. 27 June 1891. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Miss Cahill Still Champion". The NewYork Times. 25 June 1892. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ International Tennis Hall of Fame

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